The Gods – Other Immortals

This reference provides more information about the other deities that the various clans believed in. Remember, if you just want a quick reference to keep track of the names and basic info, be sure to view the “Gods of TerrVerde Chart.”

1 – The God of War
A) Gwar (Drokka)
B) Araz (Mylars)
C) Myzentius (Amorosi and Centaurs)
Description: All these clans feared the god of war as a fallen lumenarc whom the God of Evil sent to Substance to with one mission: to destroy the people of this world. Furthermore, all the clans listed above appeared to visual this god in the same way — since their artwork depicted this deity in largely the same manner. We’ll use the Amorosi legends to keep things simple: Myzentius was huge physical specimen, over 20-feet fall, with bulging muscles, and long black hair that flowed in waves over his shoulders. His eyes were completely black [with no white area] and his saliva was his own blood [which was poisonous to the mortals of Substance]. In one hand he held a pitchfork, and in the other he holds a razor sharp, serrated sword which was double-barbed at the hilt. He carried no shield and wore no armor because he only wanted to be on the attack.  His war cry inspired fear in the hearts of all people (even those who worshipped him) and he loved nothing more than to cause havoc on Substance. When not fighting, this deity was believed to wile away his time in a palace that sat high in the mountains in northwest corner of the Kasteele Mountains on the island of Kagor — the locale was known as “Myzentius’ Eyrie.” While there, this god pined in lovesick agony, ever thinking about the Goddess of Love (see below) who always rebuffed his many advances. Because of his heartache, Myzentius took out his anger on human females — given that this deity was beautiful to behold (when not fighting), mortal women could not resist him; Myzentius seduced many a female: but usually only to rape, torture, and/or murder them. Although he appeared to be invincible, Myzentius was actually not as physically strong as The God of Strength (see below) – Myzentius was keenly aware of this shortcoming and this too ate away at his psyche. To make up for this, Myzentius tried to portray himself as an immortal who was supremely confident, arrogant, and vain and he went out of his way to ridicule his friends and enemies alike. Myzentius is held by all these clans to also be the ‘father’ of the Myz race.

D) Zar (Derkka, Myz, Vizigobs, and Serpens)
Description: these clans all viewed the god of war differently: as a giant Myz knight (a huge warrior, with scaly, dusky skin, long black hair, all-black eyes, and teeth which were bright white but razor sharp. He fought with with a variety of razor-edge weapons which he constantly sharpened. He wore a black iron helmet and chestplate and rode on a towering horselike creature called a “Nightmare.” The Derkka, Vizigobs, and Serpens paid homage to him out of respect but secretly all of them hated him. However the Myz had a far different viewpoint on this god. For them, Zar was “the Supreme Being” — their all-powerful creator god (Myz legend stated that one day Zar captured the Goddess of Lust Inanna and raped her, then he forced her to give birth to the first Myz, then Zar forced The Shaitan (Nektar) to clone them).  The myz strive under penalty of death to help the Zar wipe out all of creation – when that task is complete, the Myz believe that Zar will then force the Shaitan to build a new world for them and the myz will be rewarded for helping their lord.

 

2 – The Goddess of Lust
A) Hekubuz (Drokka, Derkka, Myz, Vizigobs)
Description: It should be noted that while the Drokka mythology does appear to show a belief in a goddess of lust named by this name, their artwork never depicts her and they are terrified to speak of her because one thing is certain: no Drokka can resist the temptations of this goddess (she tempts them on a primal level) – and any who are tempted by her never return. For the Derkka and the Vizigobs, Hekubuz was believed to be a hideous female demon with ten breasts and five vaginas, who was always in heat, and always ready to breed — as with the Drokka, the Derkka feared this goddess, for any of their clan who succumbed to her perished from their lust. The Myz, however, had a different belief – for them Hekubuz was the most desirable female in all of creation. Myz mythology shows this goddess as a female Myz-looking warrior, who stood ten feet tall and was naked but for her wrist greaves and calf armor. Wounds scarred her body — black blood sometimes oozing out – and in each hand she carried a serrated sword. Sometimes she had but two arms and legs, sometimes more, but always was she endowed with extra female genitalia. In addition, atop her shoulders sat three heads – all with different shades of hair. Her faces were all one in the same and each expressed a mixture of lustful hate and demonic desire. The Myz were easy pawns for Hekubuz to use.

B) Sindra (Amorosi)
Description: The Amorosi believed that Sindra had the power to appear in any form to any creature, always amazingly beautiful to behold, and (almost) impossible to resist. She seduced her victims and once they were under the spell of her irresistible charms, she changed into her true demon form and killed them. Worse yet for the poor mortal, Sinda was a SOUL SUCKER (unlike Azazel/Nektar who was a ‘soul hoarder), and as soon as she killed her victim, that person’s soul was immediately transported to Baal-Zebub (who was a ‘soul eater’). The Amorosi believed that Sindra seduced males and females alike and that she led the easily tempted to their doom. An interesting note is Amorosi legends said that when Sindra killed a man, she often sucked out their hearts through their penis. Also interesting is that (unlike the races above who believed in a version of this god called Hekubuz who none could resist), the Amorosi believed that those mortals with a pure heart could resist Sindra – their religion held that Sindra often targeted humans who were married but unfaithful to their spouses (since it was easy for her to tempt them) and that she didn’t waste her time on virgins and other innocents. The Amorosi believe that Sindra helped Azazel to create the Myz by seducing an Amorosi, a Drokka, a Derkka, and the evil god Mezentius — holding all their seed inside her and then combining it into a zygote that begot the first myz.

C) Syn (Mylar)
Description: Mylar art doesn’t depict this deity, but they did appear to believe in her. Their myths talk about Syn as “the seductive fruit that is still on the vine yet not ready to be picked because it is TOO sweet.” For the Mylars, Syn was “the fruit that kills.”

D) Anil Nathra (Centaurs)
Description: Although Centaur legends showed a clear belief in a goddess of lust (with a description similar to the Amorosi), Centarus were not tempted by lust, thus (while they believed she caused havoc for other mortals), Anil Nathra had no power over them.

E) Inanna (Serpens and Vampira)
Description: like the Amorosi, these clans believed the goddess of lust was beautiful to behold (for each of them the most beautiful creature in the world). The Vampira lusted after her and (like the Myz) were often her pawns. But the Serpens were actually the favored people of Inanna (and for them the goddess of lust was actually their Supreme Being). Inanna lived among the Serpens as their all-powerful, immortal, empress in the land of Ramos, in a palace in the capital city of Karkamesh, where orgiastic snake worship was the way the Serpens paid homage to her.

 

3) The God of Wisdom
A) Myndoz (Drokka)
Description: Myndoz appeared as a Drokka normal size but one who was very old and wise. He was their God of Intelligence and Healing. He came into existence when Baal chopped off the skull of HWHNN, then Myndoz poured out and healed HWHNN. Later Myndoz created the Balkeryz (The Fate) and he was thus considered “The High Balkery” (aka High Priest) of the Drokka Faith. Myndoz also helped HWHNN to create the Ragnaroken where they later imprisoned Baal.

B) Mindos (Amorosi)
Description: the son of El-Aba and Madras. Mindos was their God of Wisdom and Healing. Although his true appearance was too devastating to behold, the Amorosi believed that he let himself appear on Substance as an elderly Amorosi who traveled from forest to forest doing good works and healing the sick. He was the First Lumenarc, the High Lumenarc and the creator of the Lumenarc race.

C) Mios (Mylars)
Description: No description was given by the Mylars. They talked about Mios by asking questions such as “Does the wind have a description?”and “How do you describe music?” That was the Mios of the Mylars. He created the Afa. He was their God of Wisdom and Inspiration.

D) Astaroth (Centuars)
Description: One of the three primary gods of the Centuars and the most important one of all for their clan. A comet was his image. He was the brother of Aalu and the son of Amun-Sol and Luna. He was their god of wisdom and the ruler of the stars in the Hayvens. He was the creator of the Lumens and Illumens. And with Roki and Puck, he also created the Ekwyns.

 

4) The God of Nature/Mother Earth
A) Kalypzo (Drokka)
Description: The Drokka did not speak of her description (just like they do not speak of their own womenfolk) but she was an important goddess to them. She was their Goddess of Fertility and Life. She was the land itself. The Drokka believed that, Kalypzo and Rhokki (The God of Strength) created the Drokka. If people hurt the land (ie Kalypzo) then Rhokki got angry and caused earthquakes and other natural disasters, in addition, Rhokii held Kalypzo back from bringing forth the new harvests to further punish the wrongdoers. The Drokka faith also held that, on Mittengarten, Kalypzo and Rhokii sprang to life and fashioned the world together. They created all the life on Mittengarten. From their work the forests and trees appeared and out of them came the godlings Herr Zeeginbock (The God of Wild Animals) and Mezmeriza (The Goddess of Love); those two created the peoples of Valdermakken and Weevals. But Baal discovered a way to attack HWHNN by trying to destroy Mittengarten so he created Nektar and sent him to Mittengarten. Nektar created a host of evil clans and set them to attacking the good work of Rhokki and Kalypzo. So Rhokki and Kalypzo created the Drokka to help them combat the evil creatures.

B) Ahnya (Amorosi)
Description: In Amorosi art, Ahnya appeared as a long, shadowy shape (often at dusk during times of harvesting and sowing) similar to a tall, long, and thin shaft of wheat, away in the distance with long, golden brown hair. She  seemed to glow and exude life when she was happy. However, when the land was mistreated Ahnya withered and wilted. She was the Goddess of the Harvest and The Goddess of Song (“if you listen closely to the sound of the wind, therein can you hear Ahnya’s song.”). She was worshipped by singing tributes to her. The Amorosi believed that Ahnya was seduced by Pan and together they created the Mylars. She was held to be the oldest of the lesser gods of Substance.

C) Gaia (Mylar)
Description: For the Mylars, Gaia was simply the world itself. She was their most important god and they believed that together with Pan she created the Mylar race. The Mylars did all in their power to protect her.

D) Rea (Centaurs)
Description: Like the Mylars, the Centuars believed that this god was simply the earth as a whole. They believed she must be cared for and protected and when people did that good things happened; when they didn’t, the earth made them suffer.

 

5) The God of Animals/Wilderness
A) Pan (Amorosi and Mylar)
Description: For the Amorosi, Pan appeared as a half-man, half goat type creature and although this seems appalling, he was actually very cunning, alluring, and attractive to behold. He was their God of Nature, The God of Forests and Wild things, The God of Music and Celebration (his was the music of nature and the animals: very wild and primal), The God of Fertility and Sex (he would have intercourse with anybody or anything – male, female, or beast – for his was the epitome of primal urges). Amorosi legend said that Pan seduced A’hnya to create the mylars, Alyssa to create the amorosi, and together with Promesius and Mindos he created the centaurs. Pan lived mostly on Arcady Island. As a side note, the Amorosi believed that it was extremely hard to make Pan concentrate on “serious” matters because he usually just liked to “see the bright side of life” and celebrate nature. Meanwhile the Mylars had a different view of this god – for them Pan was THE forest and ALL the trees. He was The WIld. Mylars believed that Gaia and Pan coupled to create the Mylar race and that Pan was always there to watch over his people.

B) Herr Zeeginbock (Drokka)
Description: HZ was an odd character among the Drokka pantheon of gods. His name translated in Drokka to something like “Mister Billygoat” and this description was roughly same as the Pan of the Amorosi, but the Drokka held HZ to be a god who was a bit of a crazy lunatic and cared little but for holding wild parties and having fun. Although the Drokka held him to be a god, they did not worship him or take him seriously.

C) Puck (Centaurs)
Description: this is a god with a similar description to the Pan of the Amorosi, but of a larger stature. The Centuars greatly worshipped this God of The Wilderness because he was considered by them to be one of the three creator gods of their race (together with Astaroth and Roki).

 

6) The Goddess of Love
A) Alyssa (Amorosi)
Description: (Together with Pan, and perhaps even more so than him) Alyssa was the primary god of the Amorosi clan. The Amorosi worshipped her as their Goddess of Love (including unrequited or lost love) and the Goddess of Sex. They believed that Alyssa appeared to each clan (that believed in a similar goddess) in a different form (depending on their idea of what was beautiful); Amorosi art depicted her as a youthful Amorosi female just reaching the prime of womanhood. Amorosi legend said that, shortly after Alyssa sprang into existence from a forest lake (full grown), she was quickly seduced by the god Pan and their union led to the creation of the Amorosi; as a result the Amorosi were her chosen people and she appeared to them most frequently. The Amorosi marriage ceremony was a tribute to Pan and Alyssa, yet interesting enough Alyssa was not a goddess who believed in monogamy – far from it as, besides Pan, she often had sex other mortals too. In fact she was a lover and secret companion to many people (male and female from various clans) throughout history, some famous, most not; Alyssa shared their lives and comforted them as they passed on to the next one. Numerous folk tales, from various clans, claimed people with such a connection to this goddess. Yet because of her immortality (at the time), Alyssa was doomed to grief whenever a mortal lover died (which they always did) — in fact the Amorosi believed that when it rained it was because the goddess was sad again (and the depth of the rain — from a drizzle to a storm — showed her level of sorrow]. Yet in spite of her heartache, Alyssa knew she couldn’t change who she was and so she learned to overcome the grief and move on to find love again; her experience taught her to she cherish the memories of past loves and learn how to make new love even better. Alyssa had a secret crush on the god of strength (Promesius) but the latter always rejected her (because of his commitment to Gaia) — because of this, Alyssa was also the goddess of unrequited love and lovesick souls the world over paid homage to her, asking for her intercession to change the hearts of their own sought after mates. When Amorosi were separated from loved ones, they would plant flowers to Alyssa as an offering, then when the blooms began to appear, they believed that if a person picked one and tossed it into the wind, Alyssa would carry the spirit of the flower to their far away love. Alyssa favorite spots on Substance were rivers, streams, babbling brooks and especially secluded forest glades. She was an athletic, playful, and fun loving goddess. As relates to our story, Alyssa was the lover of the Enok Alfranco Azop and the mother of the Amorosi warrior maiden Nathily.

B) Mezmeriza (Drokka/Serpens)
Description: Drokka art pictured this lesser goddess as something akin to a forest nymph. She did not appear to be an important figure in their regilion. a forest nymph. With her companion Herr Zeeingbok, the Drokka considered these two deities as ones whose soul focus was to go around and have fun – which was frowned upon by the workaholic Drokka. Although they respected Mezmeriza, the Drokka didn’t think she could be counted upon except in times of dire need (just like her people the Valdermakken).  Meanwhile, the Serpens also believed in a similar goddess, however for them Mezmeriza was an evil goddess and the chief rival of their empress goddess Inanna – as a result Serpens religion is filled with stories about Inanna contending against (and always defeating) Mezmeriza.

C) Eos (Mylar)
Description: as usual there was little to go by from Mylar art regarding a phyisical description, however their lore said that Eos was THE essence of babbling brooks and hidden streams in the deepest forests.

D) Marissa (Centaur)
Description: According to their mythology (at the time of our story) no centaur had ever seen this goddess so their art showed no description. However, centaurs did pray to this goddess of love because they were desperate for her help them in finding their female folk. That being said, the proud centaurs often felt silly praying to a female goddess like Marissa and so they often got frustrated and quickly gave up.

 

7) The God of Strength
A) Rhokki (Drokka)
Description: The chief god of the Drokka. He was the God of Strength and Lord of the Mountains. Drokka art showed him as a huge physical specimen: essentially a giant Drokka who was 25 feet tall, broad chested, with big muscles, a full beard and long wild black hair. He wore heavy leather boots and a leather wrap around his waist. Drokka mythology claimed Rhokki was the physically strongest of any being (mortal or immortal) and that the evil god Myzentius was terrified of him. Rhokki’s home realm was Kawkawzuz (the pseudo world between Mittengarten and Ragnaroken where the souls of dead Drokka and Derkka ever contend against one another); Rhokki lived here so that he could ensure that Baal remained locked in Ragnaroken for as long as possible, however he regularly visited Mittengarten and (with the Drokka) fought against Baal evil minions there too. Rhokki created the mountains of Mittengarten and areas sacred to him were WITHIN Mittengarten (such as underneath mountains, volcanoes, etc). Drokka legends said that Rhokki loved the goddess Kalypzo and was ever faithful to her, despite the fact that the goddess Mezmeriza continually tried to seduce him — this was why all drokka were strictly monogamous. Because of his love for Kalypzo (the goddess of the earth) Rhokki sometimes got angry with people when they didn’t respect and cherish the earth — at such times the Drokka believed that Rhokki would hold Kalypzo back at harvest time, causing famine (and worse) to make people treat her better. Additional notes said that while he was the patron of the blacksmiths and arms makers, he himself used no weapons in battle; and that eagles were his favorite animals.

B) Loki (Derrka, Myz, Kretinz)
Description: this deity was essentially the same as the Drokka’s Rhokki, however for these clans he was a god of evil. He was especially hated by the Myz because their primary god was Myzentius, Rhokki’s chief rival.

C) Promesius (Amorosi)
Description: Although Amorosi art showed this god with a similar appearance to the Drokka’s Rhokki, their beliefs about his were somewhat different. Similar to the Drokka’s Rhokki, Promesius was the God of Strength and the Lord of the Mountains. And the Amorosi considered him to be the creator of the Drokka (with Ahnya), and the Centuars (with Pan and Mindos). But the Amorosi also viewed Promesius as the creator/giver of fire. Their lore does not say exactly when he first came into being, however, numerous myths said that he was “released” as an entity when the evil god Azazel first arrived on Substance. The Amorosi believed that, since that time, he and his brother god Oceanus worked hard to mold and shape the earth and protect it from the withering effects of the Illusian gods. They believe Promesius created the mountains and shaped the world of Substance while his brother god Oceanus crafted the seas. They also believed that Promesius held Substance on his back – keeping it ever up away from Baal-Zebub and Illusia.

D) Hu (Mylar)
Description: Hu was the essence inside the mountains of the world.

F) Roki (Centaur)
Description: similar to the description of Rhokki, however he was a Centaur not a Drokka in appearance. Most of the legends show similar beliefs overall to the Drokka’s Rhokki (Lord of Mountains, rival of Myzentius, defender against Baalu). Roki was critical to the Centaur faith because (along with Astaroth and Puck), he is held as one of the creators of the Centaur people.

 

8) God of the Oceans
A) Oceanus (Amorosi)
Description: The God of the Seas and the brother of Promesius. It was unknown exactly when he first came into being, however, Amorosi legends said that he was “released” as an entity when the evil god Azazel first arrived on Substance. Since that time, he and his brother Promesius worked hard to mold and shape the earth and protect it from the withering effects of the Illusian gods. Oceanus lived in the oceans and seas of Substance.  His physical form was that of the waves of the ocean. Dolphins were his special companions.

B) Ocea (Mylar) and Neptos (Centuar)
Description: for these clans, Ocea and Neptos were simply the ocean’s essence.

C) Naxos (Drokka)
Description: The Drokka feared this god. For them he was pictured as a massive tidal wave and storms. Although the Drokka believed Naxos was born with Rhokki (their primary god), they Drokka myths said that Naxos was the opposite of Rhokii: whereas Rhokii was stability and solid footing, Naxos was ever-changing and slippery. And although they hated Naxos for this, the did believe that Naxos was necessary for Rhokii to come into existence. Nonetheless, all Drokka feared large bodies of water because of their fear of Naxos.

 

This concludes are review of the bios of the gods.

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